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EU Foreign Policy: More Grand Delusion than Grand Strategy

May 23, 2019

by Eliz Peck 24 May 2019 Henry Kissinger once said that “no foreign policy – no matter how ingenious – has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none”. With the EU divided not just between – but within – its member … Continue reading “EU Foreign Policy: More Grand Delusion than Grand Strategy”


Making a Documentary: South Vietnamese Veterans Tell Their Forgotten Story

May 21, 2019

By Hugh Pham 22 May 2019 On 24 April 2018, in Westminster, California, also known as Little Saigon in Orange County, Hugh-Doan Pham interviewed four veterans of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) at the Museum of the Republic of Vietnam. This small building, privately-operated by a handful of volunteers holds events and … Continue reading “Making a Documentary: South Vietnamese Veterans Tell Their Forgotten Story”


The Burmese Civil War: Seventy Years and Counting

May 20, 2019

By Ed Nash 20 May 2019 The world’s current longest running war, the internal conflict in Burma (also known as Myanmar) receives but limited attention in the outside world. Considering the complexities of the conflict, as well as the growing importance of neighbouring countries and an increasingly assertive China, it may be useful for any … Continue reading “The Burmese Civil War: Seventy Years and Counting”


A Balancing Act? Women’s Participation in Indian Politics

May 16, 2019

By Saawani Raje 17 May 2019 On 9 August 1942, Aruna Asaf Ali walked into a highly charged gathering of thousands of Indians at the Gowalia Tank Maidan in Mumbai and unfurled the tricolour flag launching the ‘Quit India’ movement against British rule. A prominent political leader in the Indian nationalist movement, she later went … Continue reading “A Balancing Act? Women’s Participation in Indian Politics”


al-Shabaab’s Anatomy: A Study in Context

May 14, 2019

by Leonardo Palma 15 May 2019 Chronic instability in the Horn of Africa, with clear repercussions for Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, and Mozambique, has reinforced a process of aggregation within Islamists groups that include nationalist fringes, maritime pirates and organised crime groups. While this region is under the influence of al-Qa’ida in Eastern Africa (AQEA), the … Continue reading “al-Shabaab’s Anatomy: A Study in Context”


Feature — Winning the Disinformation War Against the West

May 12, 2019

By Andrzej Kozłowski 13 May 2019 The rapid expansion of the Internet in the nineties encouraged the expectation among Western politicians and experts that liberal democracy would come to dominate the world and authoritarian regimes would slowly collapse. It was hoped that the easy and fast access to uncensored information would strengthen civil society and opposition in … Continue reading “Feature — Winning the Disinformation War Against the West”


Widows and Children of the Caliphate’s Last Stand

May 9, 2019

By Miles Vining 9 April 2019 “She soaked a big rag with bright red blood. We put a new one on and it soaked up a whole rag again within two minutes, bleeding a lot. Does that anti… Elliah, what do we do?….”. Our Chief Medic Elliah responds over the radio sets with, “Okay, is … Continue reading “Widows and Children of the Caliphate’s Last Stand”


Feature — Putsch-ed Out of Power: After Sudan’s Coup d’Etat Set the Board, Where will the Pieces Move?

May 6, 2019

By Stephen Jones 7 May 2019 Part 1, with Analysis as of 13 April 2019 Following months of protests demanding the resignation of long-time Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir, he was removed from power by a military coup on Thursday, 11 April 2019. The coup, led by former allies of the President, is far from a … Continue reading “Feature — Putsch-ed Out of Power: After Sudan’s Coup d’Etat Set the Board, Where will the Pieces Move?”


A Matter of Survival: How the Trade War will Shape China’s Future

May 2, 2019

By Francesca Ghiretti and Lloyd Yijue Liu 2 May 2019   The trade war between the US and China is more than what meets the eye, and this is not a mystery. In fact, besides the trade deficit, there are multiple aspects at stake: intellectual property rights, the opening of the Chinese market and most … Continue reading “A Matter of Survival: How the Trade War will Shape China’s Future”


International Women’s Day Special: an Interview with Professor Vivienne Jabri

March 8, 2019

By Sofia Lesmes 8 March 2019   In a special International Women’s Day edition, Strife’s Sofia Lesmes sat down with Professor Vivienne Jabri to discuss the legacy of International Women’s Day, the intersection of feminism and the arts, and feminism’s important role in conflict and its study. Professor Vivienne Jabri is a professor of International … Continue reading “International Women’s Day Special: an Interview with Professor Vivienne Jabri”


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